Old Abattoir

Historical Heritage

Constructed in 1904 and designed by the architect Josep Azemar, the building is very simple and functional. Situated at Plaça de l’Escorxador nº 2, it is now the home of the Figueres Tourist Office.

The Municipal Abattoir was built to replace the one that had existed in the same place since 1846. It is a Modernist building of different bodies and volumes that combines the use of traditional materials like bricks and wrought iron with other modern materials like the cast iron of the interior columns which hold up the pitched roof. It is considered Azemar’s major work.